INA - BAGHDAD
Iraq Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein offered his condolences over the death of Ambassador Qais Al-Azzawi, Assistant Secretary-General for Media and Communication Affairs of the League of Arab States.
”With great sadness and deep sorrow, we received the news of the death of Ambassador Qais Al-Azzawi, as we offer our condolences to his family, relatives, and the diplomatic family for this painful loss, and we share with them the feelings of sadness and sympathy in sincere terms,” said Hussein in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA).
He added, ”We pray to Allah, Almighty, to bestow mercy and forgiveness on the deceased,”
Earlier, the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, mourned on Saturday, the death of Ambassador Qais Al-Azzawi, over being passed away after a struggle with illness.
Aboul Gheit offered "condolences to the family of the deceased, on behalf of the General Secretariat of the Arab League and all its employees," stressing that "Ambassador Al-Azzawi was of great value to his country, Iraq, and to the Arab nation, as he mixed between political and academic work, so he excelled and left an imprint in every field,“ according to a statement received by (INA).
"The period of the late great's work in the Arab League revealed a sincere Arab sense and commitment to Arab issues and joint Arab work accompanied al-Azzawi, through his professional and academic career," he added, praying to "God to bless him with his mercy, and to inspire his family and loved ones patience and solace,"